Amy Fortune

Contributing Writer

Amy Fortune is a contributing writer for CarsDirect and lead writer/editor for AutoCreditExpress. She also contributes regularly to several other high-traffic blogs. Amy was born in North Carolina and grew up with an appreciation for NASCAR and everything automotive. Now based in the Motor City, she continues to be happily immersed in car culture and automotive finance.

Recent Contributions by Amy

  • Can I Trade In a Financed Car for a Cheaper One?

    November 12, 2021

    Yes, it's possible to trade in a financed car for a cheaper one, but it really all depends on your situation. Consumers trade in cars…

  • Can You Get a Car Loan With a Credit Score of 600?

    June 4, 2018

    If they work with the right kinds of dealers and meet some basic requirements, vehicle shoppers with credit scores of 600 can finance the cars…

  • Does a Large Down Payment Offset Bad Credit?

    June 4, 2018

    When car buyers with bad credit provide a large down payment, it doesn’t eliminate the effects of bad credit, but it can help their approval…

  • Getting a Car Loan after Buying a House

    May 31, 2018

    If a consumer needs to finance both a home and a vehicle, financial experts typically advise them to buy the house first because auto lenders…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2017 Cadillac CTS

    Our Take: 2017 Cadillac CTS

    April 26, 2017

    A competent, stylish, safe American sedan with a range of powertrain options, the 2017 Cadillac CTS remains an interesting alternative to the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2017 Chevrolet Corvette

    Our Take: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette

    March 30, 2017

    With a history stretching back decades, the Chevrolet Corvette remains a vital part of the American automotive legend. For 2017, that legacy carries on with…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2017 GMC Canyon

    Our Take: 2017 GMC Canyon

    March 28, 2017

    Whether you need a vehicle for light hauling or just want a burlier alternative to sedan or crossover without going to a full-size pickup, the…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2017 GMC Yukon

    Our Take: 2017 GMC Yukon

    March 13, 2017

    The 2017 GMC Yukon is a big, burly full-size SUV with style inside and out that can mind its manners as a comfy family hauler,…

  • Applying for Auto Loans after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    March 2, 2017

    There's no set rule for how long someone should wait before applying for a post-bankruptcy auto loan. But if it's immediately after the bankruptcy is…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2017 Jeep Wrangler

    Our Take: 2017 Jeep Wrangler

    March 2, 2017

    For drivers who see roads as nothing more than an obstacle to nature, the Jeep Wrangler remains a solid and iconic vehicle choice. Still boasting…

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